When James Franklin Moger was born in October 1852, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, his father, Jarvis Judson Moger, was 40 and his mother, Cynthia Celestia Shepard, was 40. He married Belle Wilkins on 18 December 1895. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Yamhill, Yamhill, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Springwater, Clackamas, Oregon, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 January 1935, in Estacada, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Springwater, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.
English (Somerset, of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Mauger; see Major . Compare Mosher .